Cutting Edge

Produced By Sam Osborn
Monday, March 21, 2011 | 4:18 p.m. PDT

Made famous by the actions of its namesake Jim Bowie at the Battle of the Alamo, the Bowie knife has since become an American icon. John Fitzen, the owner of Skull Knives, is a modern-day bladesmith that keeps the traditions and secrets of the Bowie blade alive.